How in the world is it Friday already?! Well I’m glad you’re here because boy do I have a treat for you! Capping the week is an inventive silent film parody e-session starred by an adorable free-spirited couple and a dutiful best man, photographed and directed by the fabulous Carolyn Scott who had this to say about the refreshingly unique shoot:
Lindsey and Mark wanted an old-timey, creative shoot involving a Dudley Do-Right scenario with a damsel in distress, a villain, and lots and lots of train tracks! We came up with a plot, ridiculous props, and storyboarded the session to success. I was so thrilled that Lindsey and Mark wanted to think outside the box and came up with this amazing idea!
Without further ado, I am proud to present “Love Derailed“!
(Please scroll down through the end to see the silent movie version and to meet the lovely Lindsey who will tell you about the shoot in her own words!)
Wasn’t that amazing?! I love everything about this shoot, from the photography, art direction & styling to the exaggerated poses and hilarious scenario! Acting aside, the couple look very much in love while totally having a blast playing their parts!
Here’s Lindsey to tell us more about…
Their love story:
Mark and I met our Junior year in high school. It was not love at first sight, and we were only acquaintances – if that. He sat behind me in our English class, and aside from group projects, we never really spoke to one another. We met up again at graduation, and exchanged numbers. We were 2 of 6 students from our graduating class attending Florida State University so we figured it would be nice to have the number of someone we sort of knew! College classes started, and we never contacted each other. Then in the fall, a mutual friend came to visit me. She had invited Mark to dinner with us. I could not tell you to save my life what was different about him, but this time, he instantly grabbed my attention. The friend left to go back home, and Mark and I went on our first date shortly thereafter – a Gin Blossoms concert. I guess the third time was a charm!
The story behind the shoot:
Carolyn Scott is pretty amazing! We could not have asked for a more fun-loving and talented photographer. We wanted to do something unique for our engagement session. The idea of posed portraits made me shiver with discomfort and fear. I was afraid I would look like a deer in the head lights, or that it would be way too awkward. Mark also wasn’t crazy about the idea of being posed and trying to be serious. Serious is just not us! So we took to Google to research what other couples had done for their unique engagements shoots, and we were really inspired by some impromptu painting sessions. The original plan included lots of Holi powder and a few plain white sheets. We were going to reenact our own Festival of Colors. Unfortunately, the Holi powder (which had to be ordered from India) never shipped in time! We were forced to come up with Plan B.
Enter my fiercely creative fiance and personal hero to save the day – no pun intended! I mentioned we should do something with graffiti and trains (both obsessions for Mark), and he took that and ran with it. Before I knew it, we had a one-of-a-kind Damsel in Distress theme going. We even had a supporting cast – the Best Man, Brent! Now we only had to get the photographer on board. I didn’t know if Carolyn would think we were crazy, or maybe she wouldn’t be too happy about our last minute revision. Boy was I wrong! One Snidley Whiplash inspired mustache, a few victory curls, and stuffed dog later . . . and we had our very own Dudley Do-Right Meets The Artist themed engagement shoot!
Carolyn was the best “director” and story boarded the whole thing out. She was amazing at filling in the gaps and coaching us all on our roles! Her ability to embrace and fine tune our ideas produced not only a phenomenal engagement session and short silent film, but gave us memories that will last a lifetime! Carolyn Scott for Cannes 2012!
Oh I completely agree! I just love Carolyn for sending me the most amazing shoots (see her work for Morgan & Jim’s wedding, one of my all-time faves).
And now, watch the silent movie version!
Thank you Carolyn for sending this super cool shoot my way, and congratulations on your engagement Lindsey and Mark! Good luck with the wedding planning!